David's charity ambassador work for Parkinson’s UK
Making life matter
However David is not a person who believes in wasting time on negativity. He continues to live life to the full and uses his diagnosis positively to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease, raise funds for research and support organisations seeking a cure. David is regularly invited to speak publicly and provides inspiration to other people living with Parkinson’s disease or facing health and life challenges.
In 2016 David chose to make his Parkinson’s diagnosis public by featuring in a short BBC film which broadcast on BBC’s The One Show on World Parkinson’s Awareness Day.
In 2017 David wrote ‘7 Years Of Camera Shake’ to celebrate having taken the best photographs of his life following diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. The public and media response was overwhelming – David was invited onto national TV and radio shows and 7 Years Of Camera Shake shot straight to the top spot beating John le Carré and Dan Brown to become the UK’s no1 best-selling new release.
7 Years of Camera Shake has sold all over the World. David donated 50% of his profits from the book to the Parkinson’s UK charity.